AN FA CUP final against Liverpool, spells with Celtic and Scotland, and league promotions litter Peter Grant's coaching career.

Now, he can add Alloa's first league victory at East End Park since 1977 to his illustrious CV, which the vastly-experienced Wasps boss called his proudest moment in the dug-out.

The injury ravaged part-timers made do without skipper Andy Graham and top-scorer Alan Trouten – so often the thorn in Dunfermline's side – to overcome the Pars with a makeshift side ending their five-game winless run.

"I can't think of a prouder performance I have been involved in with a team as a coach," Grant said.

"Not because of the result but because I was picking and organising the team an hour before the game.

"Players were giving themselves as long as possible due to injuries to see if they were fit and could make the game.

"So, for players to move around their positions [at late notice] was a fantastic credit to them and even some who played were not fully fit.

"That's why I am so proud of them and the guts and determination showed [were top class].

"We weren't brilliant on the ball and we've been a lot better with the ball but against it they were fantastic to a man.

"We can't forget that in the first half Jamie MacDonald was fantastic and made a couple of wonder saves at an important time in the game for us."

Few would have given Grant's side a chance of turning things around when they fell behind for the fourth time in six games to a Kevin Nesbit header.

But, the Wasps have made a habit of upsetting the bookies and quickly retorted with goals from Adam Brown and Kevin O'Hara, the latter of which had to battle through the pain barrier to play.

Stand-in skipper Iain Flannigan made the points safe when he stroked home a penalty in the second-half with Alloa holding on comfortably.

"Every manager has a game plan but it is the players who carry it out and it is great credit to them for doing so," Grant continued.

"People say to me about the squad being small and the reason it is is because there are not many boys who can come in and improve this group.

"I've got to give them unbelievable credit for it and sometimes your plan works, sometimes it doesn't. But, it is the diligence of the players which makes it work.

"That's easy when you are at the top of the league but when you are at the bottom and trying to play the way we play at a difficult venue I can't be any prouder."

O'Hara's fine strike was his seventh goal of the season and the former Falkirk man continues to shine since making his move to the Wee County.

Grant said: "Kevin O'Hara has been sensational for me and I've always wanted to play him as a striker, even although he played a lot of his career out right.

"It's great credit to him who I think worked his socks off despite only training 20 minutes on Thursday."